On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 23:00 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Is there a way to check out a tree without changing the mtime of any
> files that you have already checked out and which are the same as the
> version you are checking out?  It seems that checkout-cache -a doesn't
> overwrite any existing files, and checkout-cache -f -a overwrites all
> files and gives them the current mtime.  This is a pain if you are
> using make and your tree is large (like, for instance, the linux
> kernel :), because it means that after a checkout-cache -f -a you get
> to recompile everything.

Corollary: why aren't we storing mtime in the tree objects?


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